We’ve heard rumors about it before, but now it seems that the lens is really a reality. The Mitakon 25mm f0.95 is a small lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras and that is significantly smaller than anything like the Voigtlander 25mm f0.95. On Olympus and Panasonic cameras, it will render a 50mm field of view with an f1.9 depth of field full frame equivalent.
So how small is this lens? It is 1.8 inches long and weights 0.51 lbs. That’s super lightweight!
The lens features a smooth and clickless aperture–which will be nice for video but can make situations like street photography a bit tougher due to need to actually look down at the lens vs muscle memory via the clicks.
Best of all, it’s going to be cheap! When it ships to US retailers in mid-October, it will cost only $399.
Lens specs and sample images are after the jump.